Job Opportunity: Research Student

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will be open until it is filled.

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is hiring a research student to support its project on Consent to Participate in Research for People Living with Dementia. The student will conduct research to identify all laws in Canada related to consent to participation in medical and non-medical research, examine select relevant policy and practices guidelines, and identify any relevant case law. The student will also assist the CCEL to develop a study paper that compares relevant law and regulation and identifies options for law reform and advocacy. The student will report to the CCEL National Director and assist her with other work as needed.

This a full-time position with the possibility of part-time work after August 2022.

This opportunity is available to a Law 2, Law 3, or law graduate student. The hourly rate will depend on experience and level of training.

The student must have strong writing skills and have completed at least one legal research and writing course at a Canadian law school.

About the CCEL

The CCEL conducts research, and develops reports and educational tools about legal and policy issues related to aging. The CCEL is part of the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI), British Columbia’s not-for-profit law reform agency that works to improve and modernize the law.

The BCLI + CCEL value diversity, and particularly acknowledge the expertise applicants may bring related to their identity and personal experiences. We welcome applications from members of communities experiencing structural discrimination, including Indigenous people, racialized people, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, Two-Spirit people, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify any personal characteristics or experiences that support our commitment to diversity if they feel comfortable doing so.

The CCEL office is located at the Peter A. Allard School of Law on the unceded territories of the Musqueam (xʷmәθkʷәy̓әm), Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Tsleil-Waututh (Sәlílwi әtaʔ/Selilwitulh) peoples. The student can work from any location but will be provided with work space at the CCEL office if the student wishes.

How to Apply

To apply, email Krista James, CCEL National Director, at [email protected]. Please include a CV, cover letter, and 5-10 page writing sample. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.